Cutler Cleveland

Interim Director, ISE
Professor, Department of Earth & Environment

BS, Biology, Cornell University
MS, Marine Science, Louisiana State University
PhD, Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cutler J. Cleveland is the Interim Director of the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and Professor of Department of Earth and Environment. Dr. Cleveland’s research and teaching focus on the connection among energy, climate change, and sustainability. He recently served as the principal investigator for Carbon Free Boston, a technical assessment of strategies to assist the City of Boston in reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for Project Drawdown and is an Affiliated Researcher of the Center for Antiracist Research. Dr. Cleveland is author and editor of reference works on energy that include the Encyclopedia of Energy, winner of an American Library Association award; the Dictionary of Energy; and the Handbook of Energy. Dr. Cleveland is the recipient of the Adelman-Frankel Award from the United States Association of Energy Economics for “unique and innovative contributions to the field of energy economics.” He is co-author of Environmental Science, the Web’s first electronic textbook on the subject. Dr. Cleveland’s research on the valuation of ecosystem services, funded by the National Science Foundation, is highlighted in NSF’s Top Discoveries series. He has been a consultant to numerous private and public organizations, including the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, the Energy Information Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Dr. Cleveland holds a BS in Biology from Cornell University, a MS in Marine Science from Louisiana State University, and a PhD in Geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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